The table below looks at the statistics for OSSEC skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSSEC over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSSEC
Rank 886 925 869
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -56
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 6 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.078% 0.053% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 8
Average salary £52,500 £30,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -28.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £28,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £42,250

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7713 7591 7079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.04% 6.49% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6178 6086 5669
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

OSSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OSSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 6 £52,500 +75.00%
England +21 6 £52,500 +75.00%
City of London +25 1 £47,500 +65.21%

OSSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC.

1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (93.75%) Snort
3 13 (81.25%) Java
4 12 (75.00%) Nagios
4 12 (75.00%) Docker
4 12 (75.00%) DevOps
4 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) Ruby
6 6 (37.50%) Groovy
6 6 (37.50%) JRuby
6 6 (37.50%) Clojure
6 6 (37.50%) Elixir
7 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) Nessus
9 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
9 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
9 3 (18.75%) PKI
9 3 (18.75%) OpenVPN
9 3 (18.75%) SIEM
9 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (18.75%) vCloud
9 3 (18.75%) Go
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) Windows

OSSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) OpenVPN
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) Junos
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) SIEM
2 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 6 (37.50%) Groovy
2 6 (37.50%) Clojure
2 6 (37.50%) Elixir
3 3 (18.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCDP
3 2 (12.50%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.25%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (93.75%) Snort
2 12 (75.00%) Docker
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) vCloud
5 2 (12.50%) pfSense
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Nagios
2 3 (18.75%) Nessus
3 1 (6.25%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp